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A transformation item is a special item available for purchase in the Seasonal Shop for 15 gold during the Grand Gala Seasonal Events. They can be used to transform your party members' avatars (or your own) into a character specified by the item. Any of these can be bought during their respective Seasonal Event and stored up for use at any time of year.
Using a Transformation Item
Each transformation item can be purchased for 15 gold points from the Seasonal Shop during their respective seasonal events, once they have been released. They usually appear in the second month of the festival.
On the website, purchased items will appear in the Item Inventory under the Special category. The player can use a purchased transformation item on themselves or a party member by clicking on the item, then selecting the target party member from the pop-up menu.
For parties with more than 30 members, it is advised to use the Party & Guild Data Tool to cast transformation items, as the apps and website will only provide the option to cast the item on 30 of the party's members. You can also use the tool to bulk cast (i.e., cast the item on multiple members at once).
Upon choosing the transformation recipient, a system message will appear in the party page stating they have cast the item on a party member and the recipient's avatar, and the recipient's avatar will change accordingly in the header bar.
The transformation effect is a buff that lasts until the player's next Cron, and it is therefore typically best to wait to cast an item until after a party member has logged in and triggered their day's Cron. Otherwise a triggered Cron will revert the effect before the recipient notices.
Keeping Parties Motivated
- Main article: Keeping Parties Motivated
Since transformations last until a party member's next login, it can be especially rewarding to use the item on a party member who has not been logging in for several days. The effect is a lighthearted signal to everyone whether a party member has been playing, increasing accountability in a fun way.
Transforming a party member can lighten the mood and bring some cheer to the party, leading to a general better mood and a more motivated and productive party!
If one of these items is used on you by a party member, a potion costing 5 gold will appear in your Rewards that you can use to end the buff and return your avatar to normal. Otherwise you can simply wait and your avatar will still return to normal at your next Cron, leaving the cheery reminder of your friend's antics for the rest of your day. All transformations remove all visibility of equipment and avatar customization, with the exception of Accents (hair flowers and earrings). Pets and mounts remain visible. Even though the equipment is not visible, the avatar is technically still wearing it: attribute bonuses from worn equipment still apply, and items can be equipped and unequipped. The transformation never has any effect on your Stats; it is purely aesthetic. (Note that the iOS app currently does not display the 5 Gold Reward to revert your avatar to normal.)
Throwing a Snowball at a party member turns them into a snowman until their next Cron. The Snowball item is purchasable during the Winter Wonderland world event, and usually becomes available in January. Being transformed to a snowman grants players the "Salt" reward, which they can redeem for 5 gold to return their avatar to normal immediately.
Receiving a Snowball earns the "Annoying Friends" achievement, which is stackable.
Throwing a Shiny Seed at a party member turns them into a cheerful flower until their next Cron. The Shiny Seed is made purchasable partway through the Spring Fling world event, usually after a couple of weeks. The color of the flower is determined by their class. Having a Shiny Seed cast on them grants them the "Petal-Free Potion" reward, which they can redeem for 5 gold to return their avatar to normal immediately.
A few avatar customization features have an effect on a player's appearance while they are a flower. For example, the hair flower appears over the player's left eye if equipped, making it look like the flower is winking. The Healer (pink) and Rogue (dark blue) players pictured above are wearing hair flowers.
Receiving a Shiny Seed earns the "Agricultural Friends" achievement, which is stackable.
Splashing a party member with Seafoam turns them into a sea creature until their next Cron. The Seafoam item is purchasable during the Summer Splash event and is usually released in July. Being transformed to a sea creature grants players the "Sand" reward, which they can redeem for 5 gold to return their avatar to normal immediately.
Receiving Seafoam earns the "Aquatic Friends" achievement, which is stackable.
Splashing a party member with Spooky Sparkles turns them into a ghost until their next Cron. The Spooky Sparkles item is purchasable during the Fall Festival event but is not usually available at the opening of the festival. Being transformed to a ghost grants players the "Opaque Potion" reward, which they can redeem for 5 gold to return their avatar to normal immediately.
Receiving Spooky Sparkles earns the "Alarming Friends" achievement, which is stackable.
Upon getting transformed by a transformation item, players obtain an achievement. The achievement is stackable, and therefore displays a counter of how many times the player got affected by each type of transformation item.
|Transformation Item||Achievement Name||Achievement Description||Image|
|Snowball||Annoying Friends||Got snowballed x times by party members.|
|Shiny Seed||Agricultural Friends||Got transformed into a flower x times by party members.|
|Seafoam||Aquatic Friends||Got splashed x times by party members.|
|Spooky Sparkle||Alarming Friends||Got spooked x times by party members.|
Costume Carnival and Cosplay
- Main article: Costume Carnival
The transformations when used in combination with mounts and equipment pieces can have fun effects. When the original Snowball was thrown at an avatar riding a mount, it appeared to look like the mounts had antlers, as is the case with the Polar Bear, Bear, and Cactus mounts in the image to the left (and possibly others).